Mould exchange station
Target of this system is identification of undemoulded products in moulds, which are returned from demoulding station back to the production process and automatic exchange of moulds on moulding line.
Identificator represented by electro-mechanic system reliably identifies whole undemoulded products or their parts inside alveoli of moulds independently from dirtiness of moulds, mould colour spectrum and other potential adverse states. Identified moulds are afterwards automatically removed from line and stocked in hopper accessible by staff. Into empty position on conveyor, empty and clean mould is automatically inserted afterwards. Thus, double depositing, dosing of fresh chocolate onto undemoulded product is avoided.
This system’s pros is following:
- Improvement of product’s quality
- Reduction of rework and waste level
- Production efficiency increase
- Shortening of change-over time
- Human safety improvement
Based on these reasons, such system is standard of new Lekos moulding lines, thus as more and more requested demand of customers for completion into existing lines. Lekos adapts and installs such functional even for existing lines of different mould sizes and capacities.